Issues

  • An Agenda for Indian Muslims

    By MJ Khalid Like other communities, Indian Muslims, too, have contributed enormously to develop a liberal democratic society in the country. The overall contribution of Muslims has made a qualitative impact on the national scene to an exte...

  • 13 starvation deaths in West Bengal

    There have been 13 starvation deaths in West Bengal since May 2011 after the Trinamool Congress government came to power, said a network of non-government organisations (NGOs) and trade unions here on 29 September alleging that the public distr...

  • IB responsible for Abdur Razzaq Massoud’s suicide

    Lucknow: Aatankwaad kay Naam pe Qayd Nirdoshiyon ka Rihaai Manch has demanded a court case against the Hyderabad Intelligence agents responsible for the suicide of Adbur Razzaq Massoud. The agents pressurized him to because an informer pushing ...

  • White Paper on Terrorism: calling out readers & researchers

    The most important and burning issue facing Indian Muslims at present is the continuing arrests and widespread fake implication of our youth in trumped up terror cases masterminded by saffron elements in the government, IB and Police. Now almos...

  • 1,528 victims of fake encounters in Manipur: PIL

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on 1 October took serious note of a PIL alleging that there had been apathy on the Centre and Manipur governments’ part to bring to book the guilty among armed forces and state police, which allegedly were res...

  • Why wasn’t Iqbal awarded a Nobel?

    + Pic   It’s one of the biggest mysteries that Dr Muhammad Iqbal didn’t get Nobel despite his profound poetry and the corpus of literary work of the highest calibre. Iqbal and Tagore were simultaneously writing poetry i...

  • AMU Kishanganj campus

    By S.A.T.Rizvi, IAS (Retd.) satrizvi25feb@gmail.com  Ghair mumkin hai kay haalaat kee guththi suljhay Ahle daanish nay bahut soch kay uljhaya hai A news item published in MG (16-30 Sept.) brings to light the mischief initia...

  • Remembering Edward W Said

    When I read Urdu, Persian, Arabic and English books in the context of ever burning Palestine cause, I wonder why we’ve marginalised, if not forgotten, Dr Edward W Said? He was arguably the most genuine Christian who espoused the cause and...

  • Indian Media

    Today media is very powerful in India - the largest parliamentary democracy of the world. Over the years, it has grown much stronger and mightier. It has a far more expansive reach today than ever before as according to available figures the re...

  • Haj 2012: If your name didn’t show in the draw of lots

    By Syed Zafar Mahmood According to India’s Central Haj Committee, 307,000 applications were received from the entire country for the current Haj season. However, as per international norms, only 125,000 persons can perform Haj through...

  • Muslims’ Tryst With Destiny: Elections 2014

    The minorities in India are protected by an egalitarian and secular constitution. In the last 65 years, however, the safeguards enshrined in it have largely been flouted.

  • Muslims Should Protest When Their Faith is Degraded

    The recent events when an abusive and derogatory film about Prophet Muhammad sparked massive public protests in Muslim societies across the world, is a clear instance of unnecessary provocation of Muslims as a community. However, this is a repe...

  • Libelous Photos and 'Blasphemous' Films

    The very use of the word 'blasphemy' is problematic because of its distinct roots in the Christian tradition and its subsequent legal status in European 'secular' jurisprudence.

  • Nominal representation of Muslims in the police force causing difficulties

    New Delhi: Appointment of Muslim police officers in Muslim majority areas / localities in accordance with union home ministry’s secretary-level directions is found difficult to implement in the country, because of extremely small number o...

  • Sanjeev Bhatt’s Open Letters to Modi and Kodnani

    Dear Narendra Modi, You must have been apprised about the punishment meted out to your loyal lieutenants Dr. Maya Kodnani and Babu Bajrangi, as well as the misguided foot-soldiers of misconceived Hindutva, who have now been condemned to spe...

  • Don’t Fear All Islamists, Fear Salafis

    By Robin Wright .in New York Times, August 19, 2012 Washington: ...For years, many Salafis – “salaf” means predecessors – had avoided politics and embraced autocrats as long as they were Muslims. But over the past ei...

  • Waqf legislation: community welfare or stereotype officialdom?

    The Waqf Bill 2010 is again before the union Ministry of Minority Affairs under the Rajya Sabha mandate that, in the light of the Select Committee recommendations, it should be amended and placed afresh before the Parliament. According to the i...

  • The Question of Muslim leadership in India

    The way the community has suffered during the six decades following Independence is partly because of lack of genuine leadership and partly for reasons that Indian polity has taken a different direction.

  • Shivaji spoke better Persian than Marathi!

    It’s intriguing to see the kind of hatred prevailing against Muslims in Maharashtra. But the very language Marathi, the Maharashtrians are so proud of, will be relegated to a dialect if thousands of Persian words are taken out of it. Acco...

  • Media and Muslims

    Justice Markande Katju is cent per cent correct for saying that the media presents Indian Muslims as terrorists and blasters of bombs while the fact is that 99 percent of Hindus, Muslims, Christians and followers of other religion are gentle an...